Cerys Matthews records new song in quiet and refined electric cars

27th May 2016

One of the best things about electric cars is their quiet, refined ride. To put this to the test, we decided to record a song in one. We worked with Welsh music icon Cerys Matthews and her band to record her new song Float On Down To Monte Carlo entirely within a collection of electric cars.


Four vehicles – a BMW 225xe, Kia Soul EV,  Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and a Nissan e-NV200 Combi – were turned into mini recording studios. This feat is uniquely achievable in electric vehicles because there is no engine noise, resulting in acoustics that are more conducive to recording sound.


We even shot a music video (with our cars starring) to accompany the new track – you can find this and our behind-the-scenes film below.


To find out more about pitch perfect electric cars and book a test drive, head to https://www.goultralow.com/choose-your-electric-car/



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Lightbulb moments: BMW i3 is the one for George

25th May 2016

For some people, the numbers in favour of switching to electric are simply too compelling to ignore, and this was the case for Owners’ Club member George. He looked at his options thoroughly before deciding to buy the BMW i3, and hasn’t looked back.


“I went electric after quite a lot of research and after testing everything available at the time. I didn’t make a snap decision; it was a careful analysis of the options. There is a lot more choice now.


“I chose the BMW i3 due to its design, the way it works and I found it better to drive than the others I tried. It’s incredibly efficient, partly due to its light weight and low rolling resistance. I have absolutely no regrets about choosing the pure electric version over the range-extended one. It’s a great way to travel; fun, quick when you want it to be, smooth and refined.


“Having solar panels at home helps me to keep running costs down to about 1p per mile, so I’m making huge fuel savings! I very rarely use public chargers, but the number of them is certainly increasing.


“It will be interesting to see future developments with electric cars, especially as their range is increasing so quickly.”


To find out for yourself the benefits of driving an electric car, visit https://www.goultralow.com/choose-your-electric-car/  to book a test drive.

George Browning BMW i3

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Businesses lead charge to electric car future

12th May 2016

Eleven businesses in the UK have been the first to be awarded ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status – including Microsoft UK, University of Birmingham and London Fire Brigade. These organisations are leading the electric motoring revolution by using electric cars and vans, and have pledged to buy even more. This new initiative has been launched to recognise the growing importance of electric vehicles to business fleets as the number of EVs registered to UK businesses has increased by 36% so far this year compared to the same period in 2015.


Go Ultra Low Companies are setting the new standard for greener business motoring. To qualify, businesses must be committed to make up at least 5% of their fleets with EVs by 2020. This mirrors the Government forecast that EVs will represent 5% of total UK new car registrations by the end of the decade.


We’re pleased to announce that the first eleven organisations to receive Go Ultra Low Company status are: AMT Vehicle Rental; Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust; Environment Agency; Fleetdrive Electric; eConnect Cars; Gnewt Cargo; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service; London Fire Brigade; Manchester Metropolitan University; Microsoft UK and University of Birmingham.


If you’d like to put your UK-based company forward for Go Ultra Low Company status, please click here.

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#GranPrix competition – female car fans wanted

11th May 2016

Know a lady over 60 who loves driving and cars? We’re on the lookout for the most passionate older, female car fan in the country for our new #GranPrix competition.

When they hear the words ‘car fanatic’, many people assume that passion is highest among younger men. Not so! Women over 60 love their cars (particularly electric cars) just as much as anyone else, so we want to celebrate them. We’re offering a top prize of a track day and performance driving lessons in an electric car.

All entrants need to do is visit this post on our Facebook page, and tell us about their love of cars and why they should win (maximum of 50 words).

Alternatively, entrants can submit their entry via email on granprix@goultralow.com. The competition runs from 11th May to 11:59pm on 31st July.

We’ll then pick a shortlist of entrants to go through to the next round and be in with the chance of winning our prize!

Terms and Conditions for the #GranPrix competition can be found here.

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